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Toyota Motor Corporation yesterday (01.08.2012) recalled 1.5 Million Toyota vehicles, including some 2006-2012 year model Rav4 models, the Lexus HS 250h as well as the Avensis T27 and Auris D-CAT. And while the Toyota mother-company calls it an official 'recall' allover the world, the Toyota importers in the GGC and Middle East decided to give it another neat and ......read more
As a precautionary measure, Kawasaki have initiated a recall on all units of 2011 Ninja ZX-10R worldwide (ABS and non-ABS) for an inspection of the machine's wiring harness. It has been observed that on some machines, the main harness can rub against the rear of the frame and, in extreme circumstances, cause damage to the loom. Whilst no machines in the UK have been reported with ......read more
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP WRANGLER, CHRYSLER 200, CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, DODGE AVENGER, DODGE NITRO, JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE CALIBER, JEEP COMPASS, JEEP PATRIOT, DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED STEERING COLUMN PIVOT ......read more
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011, 911 TURBO; TURBO S, 911 GT3, GT3 RS AND GT2 RS HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 18, 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, AND EQUIPPED WITH CENTER LOCKING HUB AND WHEEL ASSEMBLIES. OVER TIME THE HUBS CAN WEAR PREMATURELY. Consequences: AS THE HUBS WEAR, THE WHEELS COULD LOOSEN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A ......read more
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 JETTA VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN ELECTRICAL WIRING AND FUSE LAYOUT WHERE THE CONVERTER BOX IS PROTECTED BY THE SAME FUSE USED BY THE SIGNAL HORN AND THE ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM. SHOULD THAT FUSE BE BLOWN, THE CONVERTER BOX WILL BE DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SUPPLY WHICH, IN TURN, ......read more
Due to the many readerâ€™s letters, complaints as well as phone calls to our weekly live program on Radio Masr 88.7 (every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm) about several Volkswagen models as well as the Volkswagen & Audi service center in Egypt, we decided to republish the following recall which was announced by the Volkswagen Group a while ago: VW announced a problem with the Jetta, ......read more
فولكس واجن تتوج فائزي الشرق الأوسط في بطولة العالم لكفاءة الصيانة 2011 دبي – تفوق تقنيو فولكس واجن الشرق الأوسط خلال بطولة العالم لكفاءة الصيانة 2011 بحصولهم على المركزين الأول والثاني في فئة "رئيس التقنيين الإقليمي". وتم تنظيم هذه البطولة لتكريم فنيي ومشرفي صيانة فولكس واجن والذين أبدوا أعلى معايير الجودة، المعرفة ......read more
06.04.2011 / Stuttgart - Dubai - Cairo / A defect associated with the cruise control system has prompted a recall of 137'000 units of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and M-Class AMG SUVs. Mercedes-Benz said it has determined that under certain circumstances, use of the brake pedal may not automatically disengage the cruise control system. More specifically, the German automaker ......read more
دبي، 27 مارس 2011 بدأت فولكس واجن الشرق الأوسط في طرح حزمة خدمة فولكس واجن الممتازة ، والتي تهدف إلى توفير الحد الأقصى من القيمة للعملاء عند شراء سيارة فولكس واجن جديدة وذلك من خلال توفير ضمان شامل لمدة 5 سنوات على سيارات فولكس واجن، عقد خدمة مجاني حتى 45000 كم أو 3 سنوات وعقد لمدة 3 سنوات لخدمة المساعدة على الطريق على مدى 24 ......read more
28.10.2010 / Stuttgart-Cairo-Dubai It seems that Mercedes customers in Egypt are extremely lucky these days. Unlike the other car manufacturers and importers in the Egyptian automotive market, Mercedes Benz Egypt had the courage this week to announce over the past few days in several Egyptian newspaper, an official recall regarding the power-steering for all the 2010 Mercedes Benz ......read more
03.08.2010 / Dubai - San Francisco â€“ Cairo / Unlike in Europe, the Volkswagen brand in Egypt and the Middle East is not enjoying the best image among both local and regional media representative as well as among existing VW owners and potential VW customers. Not only do we at autoarabia.org receive regularly emails and readerâ€™s letters from extremely unsatisfied VW ......read more
The latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros has just been awarded Truck & Driver magazineâ€™s illustrious title â€œTruck of the Decadeâ€?. In an online reader poll lasting for four weeks, Actros received more votes that any other vehicle. In the end, when all votes were cast, Star Quality shone through and the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Actros was announced the deserved winner. ......read more
General Motors Co. said it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles with heated washer-fluid systems following engine fires that occurred even after a 2008 fix on many of the same cars for similar problems. The recalls, to begin by 14th of June 2010, will affect 18 models of 2006-2009 Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, GMCs, Hummers and Saturns, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ......read more
As a result of customer feedback, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is preparing a recall of some Lexus LS 600h and LS 460 models equipped with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). The precise number of cars involved is still being finalised but initial figures show approximately 11,500 vehicles are affected globally. Around 40 units are to be affected in the UK market, while only 3 ......read more
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 HUMMER H3 VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE INTEGRAL CLIP-TABS ON THE LOUVER ON THE HOOD MAY FRACTURE, CAUSING THE HOOD LOUVER RATTLE AGAINST THE HOOD AND BECOME LOOSE. IF THIS INDICATOR IS UNNOTICED, ADDITIONAL CLIPS COULD FRACTURE AND THE HOOD LOUVER COULD DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS ......read more
The Middle East region had never been very famous for its automotive and motor-sport importance over the past decades. The most important international motor-shows and new model launches took place in Frankfurt and Geneva, the most important F1 races took place in Silverstone and Monza and recalls were taken very seriously in California and Munich. But this now seems to be changing. ......read more
Less than one week after we drove the new 2010 Hyundai Sonata and the 2010 ix35 in Oman and highlighted the 'big jump' forward which Hyundai did with these two models, the Korean car manufacturer won the prestigious 'Carmaker of the Year' award. The leading industry publication AM Magazine presented the prestigious award of Carmaker of the Year to Hyundai, at its annual ceremony ......read more
Honda Motor Co. recalled 646,000 of its Fit/Jazz and City automobiles worldwide because of faulty window switch after a child died when fire broke out in a car in 2009. The Honda recall includes 141,084 vehicles in the United States and covers the models sold in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia, but not Japan, a spokeswoman said. Neither Honda Egypt nor ......read more
Toyota Motor Europe announced today the recall of 8 Toyota models in Europe, to solve a potential accelerator pedal issue. The involved models and production periods are as follows: â€¢AYGO (Feb 2005 â€“ Aug 2009) â€¢iQ (Nov 2008 â€“ Nov 2009) â€¢Yaris (Nov 2005 â€“ Sep 2009) â€¢Auris (Oct 2006 â€“ 5 Jan 2010) â€¢Corolla (Oct 2006 â€“ ......read more
Toyota owners in Egypt and the Middle East should take this recall very seriously. After recently issuing a huge recall for 4.2 million vehicles due to floor mats reportedly jamming the accelerator pedal in a fully open state, the company confirmed that it would implement brake override systems in order to stop cars which arenâ€™t responding to the normal brakes. Now, Toyota is ......read more
According to media reports, Ferrari sent out a customer's letters this month informing its clients about a technical defect of the fuel-connection-tube leading to the distributor-block, which in return might cause a leakage of fuel, and therefore lead to smoke or in worst cases even to a fire. Another abnormal thing would be a malfunction of the engine, according to Ferrari's ......read more
مصادرة واتلاف آلاف قطع غيار مرسيدس-بنز مقلدة الشارقة- تمكنت السلطات المختصة من مصادرة واتلاف آلاف قطع الغيار المقلدة لمرسيدس-بنز بقيمة تتجاوز 1.5 مليون يورو خلال عملية تفتيش كبيرة في الشارقة. وتمت مصادرة اكثر من 65,000 قطعة غيار سيارات تشمل سفائف المكابح وشواحن توربو ومبردات زيت وحلقات صباب وسيور محرك وغيرها في عملية ......read more
Maranello, July 2009 - Ferrari is pleased to announce the launch of the new â€œWith Youâ€? roadside assistance service to be provided free of charge to owners of all Prancing Horse cars built since 1947 and not covered by either existing factory or POWER warranties. Under the new scheme, Ferrari clients will not only enjoy 12 months of roadside assistance if their vehicle ......read more
China's quality inspection agency has halted the import of several models made by French carmaker Renault, citing what it called 'serious safety risks' and failure to meet technical standards. The General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine said that 'in recent import inspections, we have repeatedly found batches of passenger vehicles made by the French ......read more
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